To provide descriptive guidelines and accurate applications, with current equipment availability and regulatory influences, for leadership in the construction industry to apply towards activities and practices in their working environment.
Participants will utilize the 29CFR1926, OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry, for guidelines and current regulatory requirements, which will be reviewed and placed into current practices and techniques. The participant will then be able to identify, evaluate and correctly apply equipment and regulatory applications to meet the needs of the environment.
Course Description: OSHA confined space entry standards for general industry [1910.146] and their new confined spaces for construction standard [1926 Subpart AA] require companies and organizations to implement a confined space entry program if their employees will enter permit-required confined spaces. A major element of a confined space program is providing confined space training for all employees involved in confined space entry work; that includes the entrant(s), attendant, and the entry supervisor. There are no prerequisites required to take the confined space training course.
Course Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to recognize and mitigate Confined Space hazards through a hierarchy of hazard controls and will have a basic understanding of the following:
Overview of OSHA's permit-required confined space entry standards (general industry or construction)
OSHA definitions of key terms
Health and safety hazards associated with confined space work
Identifying which confined spaces are permit-required
OSHA requirements for reclassification of permit spaces to non-permit
OSHA's alternate entry procedures for select permit-required confined spaces
Elements of a written confined space entry program
The entry permit
Duties of entrants, attendants and entry supervisors
Confined rescue requirements
OSHA requirements for dealing with on-site contractors
Personal protective equipment requirements
Identifying and measuring atmospheric hazards
All Participants shall receive a manual, note packet, and certificate of completion, and the training class is documented to meet OSHA certification requirements for confined space training (see below).
OSHA Training Requirements - Permit Required Confined Spaces
1910.146 – Permit Required Confined Spaces
(g) - Training.
(1) - The employer shall provide training so that all employees whose work is regulated by this section acquire the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of the duties assigned under this section.
(2) - Training shall be provided to each affected employee:
(i) Before the employee is first assigned duties under this section;
(ii) Before there is a change in assigned duties;
(iii) Whenever there is a change in permit space operations that presents a hazard about which an employee has not previously been trained;
(iv) Whenever the employer has reason to believe either that there are deviations from the permit space entry procedures required by paragraph (d)(3) of this section or that there are inadequacies in the employee's knowledge or use of these procedures.
(3) - The training shall establish employee proficiency in the duties required by this section and shall introduce new or revised procedures, as necessary, for compliance with this section.
(4) - The employer shall certify that the training required by paragraphs (g)(1) through (g)(3) of this section has been accomplished. The certification shall contain each employee's name, the signatures or initials of the trainers, and the dates of training. The certification shall be available for inspection by employees and their authorized representatives.
(k) – Rescue and emergency services.
(1) - An employer who designates rescue and emergency services, pursuant to paragraph (d)(9) of this section, shall:
(iv) Inform each rescue team or service of the hazards they may confront when called on to perform rescue at the site; and
(v) Provide the rescue team or service selected with access to all permit spaces from which rescue may be necessary so that the rescue service can develop appropriate rescue plans and practice rescue operations.
(2) - An employer whose employees have been designated to provide permit space rescue and services shall take the following measures:
(i) - Provide affected employees with the personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to conduct permit space rescues safely and train affected employees so they are proficient in the use of that PPE, at no cost to those employees;
(ii) - Train affected employees to perform assigned rescue duties. The employer must ensure that such employees successfully complete the training required to establish proficiency as an authorized entrant, as provided by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this section;
(iii) - Train affected employees in basic first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The employer shall ensure that at least one member of the rescue team or service holding a current certification in first aid and CPR is available; and
(iv) - Ensure that affected employees practice making permit space rescues at least once every 12 months, by means of simulated rescue operations in which they remove dummies, manikins, or actual persons from the actual permit spaces or from representative permit spaces. Representative permit spaces shall, with respect to opening size, configuration, and accessibility, simulate the types of permit spaces from which rescue is to be performedType your paragraph here.